The performance of crisis management organisations, such as the fire services, has traditionally been evaluated based on statistics or large-scale exercises. However, numerical simulations can be used to expand our understanding and to quantify the sufficiency of existing or planned resources. The simulations can reveal the impact of various organisational factors and procedures on response times, helping answer the core question: "How fast can resources be deployed - on average, and in the worst case?
|Title of host publication||Research highlights in safety and security|
|Place of Publication||Espoo|
|Publisher||VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
|Series||VTT Research Highlights|
Hostikka, S., & Kling, T. (2013). Simulation of fire service response time and reliability. In Research highlights in safety and security (pp. 40-41). VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Research Highlights, No. 10 http://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/researchhighlights/2013/R10.pdf